My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Village Family Services, North Hollywood, CA, USA
Too often in the Mental Health industry, the client is seen as a patient; someone who needs to be cured. The lens that focuses on deficits is more harmful than proactive as it does not invite the client to be a participant in their own treatment. At The Village Family Services, the first thing that captured my interest was their passion for treating clients as persons. The CEO and COO of the agency are both LMFTs with experience in the Mental Health field. They each make it a part of their daily work schedule to know the ins-and-outs of the agency, including building positive professional relationships with their employees. They are empowering, kind and generous, and very passionate about helping families. There is not enough room in this review nor words that I could string together to explain how powerful my experience with The Village Family Services has been. There is a positive atmosphere the moment you are greeted at the door and when you come to this agency as a client, you are heard, respected, and treated as a consumer of mental health services rather than a patient who needs to be cured. I am infinitely grateful that The Village Family Services exists as a mental health agency, providing ethical and compassionate care to clients and families, and am excited to see how they can blaze a trail to revolutionize the future of the Mental Health field.